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BATMAN’s 75th: New limited Dark Knight stamp set for N.Y. Comic Con spotlight

The U.S. Postal Service will release a limited-edition set of Batman stamps to celebrate the character’s 75th anniversary. (USPS)

Holy philately, Batman! The Dark Knight could be coming to an envelope near you.

In yet another event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman, the U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that a collector set of Batman stamps will make its big public debut Oct. 9 at New York Comic Con and will also go on sale nationally.

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The 49-cent “Forever” stamps will feature designs based on art from the DC Comics character’s long run as one of the industry’s most popular superheroes. Fittingly, the Bat-stamps range in eras, from the long-eared Bob Kane/Bill Finger look that defined the debut of the Caped Crusader to the lighter-blue, short-eared look that inspired Adam West’s ‘60s Bat-suit (which even includes something you rarely see in Batman art now: a partial smile) – as well as to the ‘80s/early ‘90s mastery of Jim Aparo and Jim Lee’s gritty, modernized style.

There are also stamps of the various black Bat emblems that have been emblazoned on the chest of Batman over the decades.

Along with other DC characters, Batman was previously honored with a stamp in 2006.

It’s hard to imagine dedicated stamp collectors — or dedicated fanboys – “wasting” one of these tiny works of art to mail a letter, but if you just must send correspondence to Gotham or Metropolis by envelope, you might just wanna buy stock up in case.

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